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May 27 Historical Events

The following events took place on May 27. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 49 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 927
    Death of Simeon I the Great, the first Bulgarian to be recognized as Emperor.
  • 1120
    Richard III of Capua is anointed as Prince two weeks before his untimely death.
  • 1153
    Malcolm IV becomes King of Scotland.
  • 1199
    John is crowned King of England.
  • 1644
    Manchu regent Dorgon defeats rebel leader Li Zicheng of the Shun dynasty at the Battle of Shanhai Pass, allowing the Manchus to enter and conquer the capital city of Beijing.
  • 1703
    Tsar Peter the Great founds the city of Saint Petersburg.
  • 1798
    The Battle of Oulart Hill takes place in Wexford, Ireland.
  • 1799
    War of the Second Coalition: Austrian forces defeats the French at Winterthur, Switzerland, securing control of the northeastern Swiss Plateau because of the town’s location at the junction of seven cross-roads.
  • 1813
    War of 1812: In Canada, American forces capture Fort George.
  • 1849
    The Great Hall of Euston station in London is opened.
  • 1860
    Giuseppe Garibaldi begins his attack on Palermo, Sicily, as part of the Italian unification.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: First Assault on the Confederate works at the Siege of Port Hudson.
  • 1874
    The first group of Dorsland trekkers under the leadership of Gert Alberts leaves Pretoria.
  • 1883
    Alexander III is crowned Tsar of Russia.
  • 1896
    The F4-strength 1896 St. Louis–East St. Louis tornado hits in St. Louis, Missouri, and East St. Louis, Illinois, killing at least 255 people and causing $2.9 billion in damage (1997 US dollars).
  • 1905
    Russo-Japanese War: The Battle of Tsushima begins.
  • 1907
    Bubonic plague breaks out in San Francisco.
  • 1908
    Khilafat Day – the day of establishment of Khilafat in Islam Ahmadiyya.
  • 1919
    The NC-4 aircraft arrives in Lisbon after completing the first transatlantic flight.
  • 1927
    The Ford Motor Company ceases manufacture of the Ford Model T and begins to retool plants to make the Ford Model A.
  • 1930
    The 1046 ft Chrysler Building in New York City, the tallest man-made structure at the time, opens to the public.
  • 1933
    New Deal: The U.S. Federal Securities Act is signed into law requiring the registration of securities with the Federal Trade Commission.
  • 1933
    The Walt Disney Company releases the cartoon Three Little Pigs, with its hit song “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?”
  • 1933
    The Century of Progress World’s Fair opens in Chicago.
  • 1935
    New Deal: The Supreme Court of the United States declares the National Industrial Recovery Act to be unconstitutional in A.L.A. Schechter Poultry Corp. v. United States, (295 U.S. 495).
  • 1937
    In California, the Golden Gate Bridge opens to pedestrian traffic, creating a vital link between San Francisco and Marin County, California.
  • 1940
    World War II: In the Le Paradis massacre, 99 soldiers from a Royal Norfolk Regiment unit are shot after surrendering to German troops; two survive.
  • 1941
    World War II: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaims an “unlimited national emergency”.
  • 1941
    World War II: The warship German battleship is sunk in the North Atlantic killing almost 2,100 men.
  • 1942
    World War II: In Operation Anthropoid, Reinhard Heydrich is fatally wounded in Prague; he dies of his injuries eight days later.

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